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21st July, 2017 - 5:18 pm
broadband infrastructure group big uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 22 Comments

The cross-party British Infrastructure Group (BIG), which is led by Grant Shapps (Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield), will next week publish their new Broadbad 2.0 report that is expected to highlight a number of problems with the state of broadband in the UK and call for improvements. Read More..

21st July, 2017 - 5:13 pm
openreach_2017_engineer_jacket

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

The Better Broadband for Suffolk project in England has celebrated after their joint contract with Openreach (BT) managed to push the local coverage of FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks to 90% of homes and businesses, with 98% being the next target for 2020. Read More..

21st July, 2017 - 4:35 pm
openreach 2017 rural telegraph pole engineer

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) in England has published an update on their development of a third contract, which would use £1.23 million of public investment to push “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) availability beyond the current target and towards universal coverage. Read More..

21st July, 2017 - 8:32 am
Vodafone UK 2016

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Telecoms and internet provider Vodafone has today reported that they added +29K new customers to their UK home broadband service in Q2 2017 (total 245,000), which is down from the +33K added in Q1 (calendar). Meanwhile their 4G population coverage has reached 97%. Read More..

21st July, 2017 - 8:06 am
shetland telecom fibre optic microtrench dig

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

The Scottish Government (SNP) has launched a new consultation on plans to “raise standards and improve the quality of road works” in Scotland, which should be of interest to any major broadband infrastructure builders in the country (e.g. Cityfibre, BT and Virgin Media) as it could affect their work. Read More..

20th July, 2017 - 2:11 pm
TalkTalk Logo 2017

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Low cost ISP TalkTalk, which already blocks nuisance calls at a network level (last month they blocked more than 100 million scam calls), has today announced improvements that will introduce further protection for customers and at no extra cost. Read More..

20th July, 2017 - 1:44 pm
call_flow_street_cabinet_slu_fttc

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Alternative network ISP Call Flow Solutions has signed a new deal that will see it deploying ADTRAN’s next generation 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) symmetric Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband solution, which is based off the latest XGS-PON (ITU-T G.9807.1) standard. Read More..

20th July, 2017 - 10:34 am
farming uk rural areas

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

A new survey conducted by the National Farmers Union with 800 farmers across the United Kingdom has found that just 6% have access to “superfast” broadband download speeds and 85% have an “unreliable” outdoor mobile phone signal. Read More..

20th July, 2017 - 9:43 am
gfast_sckipio

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom and ADTRAN, which supplies the kit being used in various broadband roll-outs around the world, have conducted lab trials of the new hybrid-fibre G.fast technology using the 212MHz and coordinated Dynamic Time Allocation (cDTA) upgrades. Read More..

20th July, 2017 - 9:00 am
Isle of Skye

Author: Mark Jackson | 11 Comments

The North Skye Broadband (NSB) project, which had been planning to deploy a B4RN-like fibre optic broadband network to 2,000 rural premises on the Northern side of the Isle of Skye in Scotland, has given up its application for significant state aid support after facing repeated delays. Read More..

20th July, 2017 - 7:44 am
openreach 2017 street cabinet engineer

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

The South Gloucestershire Council in England, which is already working with Openreach (BT) to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to 97% of the region by December 2017, has signed a new £3m contract that will benefit a further 4,300 premises (3,800 via FTTP). Read More..

20th July, 2017 - 12:01 am
gigaclear rural path fibre optic broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 13 Comments

A number of rural communities in Worcestershire (England) have been left to continue suffering from slow broadband speeds after Gigaclear abandoned their remaining commercial 1Gbps FTTP deployment plans due to problems with economic viability and permits. Read More..

19th July, 2017 - 1:19 pm
TalkTalk Logo 2017

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

Internet provider TalkTalk has today issued one of their short quarterly trading updates, which didn’t reveal a lot but we do learn that during Q2 2017 (calendar) the provider added another +20,000 on-net broadband and line rental customers (total 3,967,000) and churn fell to just 1.2%. Read More..

19th July, 2017 - 11:47 am
ecom_buckinghamshire_fttp_rollout

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Little known ISP Ecom (Electronic Communities) has revealed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’re building a new ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to several rural villages in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire (i.e. Dunton, through Creslow and on to Whitchurch with more to follow). Read More..

19th July, 2017 - 8:24 am
red fibre optic cable blast 2017

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

The ITS Technology group has appointed Hub Network Services (HNS) to become the wholesale provider for Bristol City Council’s recently re-purposed BNET fibre optic Ethernet and broadband network, which was commercialised to supply Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTP) services to local businesses. Read More..

19th July, 2017 - 7:42 am
sky broadband super reliable

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

A complaint by Virgin Media has prompted the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban a major TV and national press advert for Sky Broadband’s service after they were found to have misleading claimed that the ISP offered a “Super Reliable” broadband service. Read More..

19th July, 2017 - 12:01 am
my_virgin_media

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Customers of Virgin Media’s UK cable broadband and TV network can now download a new Tablet and Smartphone app for Android and iOS (iPhone) devices, which will give them access to the latest account details, package choice, billing, local service status (faults etc.) and general help. Read More..

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